Take In the Views, If Not the Groceries, in Long Island City

It’s been “up-and-coming” for years, but now Long Island City — once too gritty, too industrial — may finally have reached its tipping point. Condos are sprouting every which way, and streams of newcomers are “discovering” it. Not that it doesn’t deserve all the attention: Long Island City been undercover and underappreciated despite amazing views, proximity to midtown Manhattan, decent transportation options, galleries (the Space, Art-o-Mat), and cultural entities (P.S. 1, Socrates Sculpture Park, Museum of the Moving Image, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and even Silvercup Studios, where The Sopranos and Sex and the City were filmed). What’s missing is a convenient big grocery store, leaving pioneers to the whims of FreshDirect. Buzz or not, it’s best to check it out yourself. After the jump is a list of open houses scheduled in the next week. —S. Jhoanna Robledo


5-09 48th Ave., Apt. 5H

Saturday and Sunday, noon–4 p.m.



4-74 48th Ave., nr. 5th St., Apt. 38F

Sunday, noon–1:30 p.m.


12-14 31st Ave., Apt. 9D
Sunday, noon–1 p.m.
Thursday, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

10-55 47th Ave., nr. Vernon Blvd., Apt. 7F
Sunday, noon–2 p.m.


31-14 12th St.

Saturday, noon–2 p.m.

Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.


Take In the Views, If Not the Groceries, in Long Island City